Libya: Chinese-made GP1 155 mm guided artillery shells spotted

Forces fighting in Libya has released photos of the Chinese made GP1 GPS guided artillery shells being used during combat in Warshefana Southwestern Tripoli. This is a Chinese first generation guided artillery shell.

In addition to having improved accuracy, the HE-ER projectile also has an enhanced fragmentation effect against a wide range of battlefield targets.

The GP1 is quite similar to the Russian made 30F39 Krasnopol 152/155 mm fin-stabilized shell with base bleed assistance. The countries around Libya using this technology includes UAE and Saudi Arabia.

The Libyan combatants are currently receiving new weapons from unknown sources . Such new arm includes the Iranian-made Ghods Mohajer drones being used by the Libyan National Force.

Ekene Lionel

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